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Maintenance Engineer at Graceco

We are a food processing and manufacturing company with specialty in consumer goods and the production of input for bakers and the confectionery industries. We are a leader in confectioneries and bakers’ items. Our success is powered by our world-class team of highly engaged and committed staff. 

In our company you will have the opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced, strategic environment where bold, innovative thinking isn’t just welcomed, it’s encouraged. Across all functions, we relish the opportunity to help our people fulfil their potential. Our rapid expanding business means plenty of opportunities to step into the spotlight and acquire life time experience. 

 

About the Role:

Being at the frontline of an engineering plant and dealing with all equipment maintenance is a large task for the right person. As a maintenance engineer you will be responsible for the continuous running of equipment and machinery. You will use computerised and manual systems to oversee routine maintenance and organise repairs. You will also be involved in control and monitoring devices and occasionally in the manufacture of items that will help in maintenance. You will play a vital role in the efficiency, development and progress of our manufacturing processes. You will work with other technicians in order to improve production facilities, reduce the incidence of costly breakdowns and develop strategies to improve overall reliability and safety of plant, personnel and production processes. 

 

Location and Working Hours:

The position is located at Alagbado Lagos, Nigeria. Working time is normally between 8am-5pm Mondays to Saturdays. You'll work with technicians and minimizing downtime can sometimes mean working unsociable hours. You could be required to work shift that covers nights, weekends and early mornings. 

 

Core Job Responsibilities 

  • Providing leadership for the technicians in the maintenance department
  • designing maintenance strategies, procedures and methods
  • carrying out routine scheduled maintenance work and responding to equipment faults
  • diagnosing breakdown problems so as to either reduce or eliminate such breakdown
  • fitting new parts and making sure equipment is working correctly
  • studying and understanding specialist equipment such as, mixer, dryers, Industrial oven, 500kva generator, fryers, flow wrappers, etc.
  • writing maintenance strategies to help with installation and commissioning guidelines
  • ensuring there is continuous cover of the machinery and equipment in case of breakdowns
  • monitoring and controlling maintenance costs
  • dealing with emergencies, unplanned problems and repairs

 

 

Other responsibilities: 

  • carrying out quality inspections on jobs
  • liaising with client departments, customers and other engineering and production colleagues
  • arranging specialist procurement of fixtures, fittings or components
  • controlling maintenance tools, stores and equipment
  • improving health and safety policies and procedures
  • Provide expert advice on the purchase of machine and equipment
  • Working to tight deadlines and in response to breakdown emergencies is sometimes required.
  • Others as may be assigned.

 

 

Qualifications and Experience 

  • Applicant should have degree/HND in relevant field such as electrical and electronic engineering, manufacturing engineering, mechanical engineering, production engineering, etc.
  • Over 3 years’ experience as maintenance engineer in a manufacturing set up
  • Must be able to operate computer and show demonstrate knowledge of engineering software relevant for maintenance
  • Must be able to coach and train other junior engineers
  • A relevant certification in operations and maintenance engineering will be added advantage
  • Applicants with City & Guilds certificate in engineering who meet every other requirement can also apply

Skills 
You will need to show: 

  • business skills – ability to manage budgets, lead team and liaise with suppliers
  • the capacity to understand a range of engineering functions and procedures
  • the ability to lead and motivate others
  • team working skills to work cooperatively and liaise with people at all levels
  • the ability to negotiate with, and persuade others
  • good diagnostic and problem-solving skills
  • the confidence to respond positively when under pressure
  • People management skills, high level of initiative and self-management skill. 



How to Apply
Interested applicant should send CV to careers@graceco.com.ng.

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